• 2016 SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards

    The City of San Antonio’s Office of Sustainability is excited to announce the 2nd Annual SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards, an event showcasing breakthroughs and innovations addressing the three pillars of sustainability – social, economic and environmental. Previously known as the Green Building Awards, the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards spotlight the City of San Antonio’s SA Tomorrow initiative.

    The SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards will honor individuals, programs, projects and building structures that promote sustainability through engagement with the people who use it and the environment that surrounds it. The awards feature categories for new commercial and residential construction and retrofit projects. The City of San Antonio has expanded the timeframe of eligible projects and structures initiated or constructed between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2015.

    Nominations are now open! 

    To Apply, please choose a nomination category from the list below, download and fill out the form, and submit it no later than August 26th, 2016. Directions for how to submit and any additional information you will need are provided on the forms.

    SA Tomorrow is a three-plan approach to guide San Antonio toward smart, sustainable growth with efforts to preserve our resources and quality of life. The initiative aims to address issues of importance to the entire community including air and water quality, energy efficiency, transportation, jobs and housing through the following plans: the Comprehensive Plan, the Sustainability Plan and the Multimodal Transportation Plan.

    For more information on the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards, contact Douglas Melnick, Office of Sustainability at (210) 207-1721 or by email at douglas.melnick@sanantonio.gov.

     

    Organizational Practitioner Nomination

    Individual Practitioner Nomination

    Project Nomination

    Bill Sinkin Solar Technology Nomination

    Sustainable Programs Nomination

  • Solar Fest

    Join us for our annual off-grid event! Solar Fest!

    Solar Fest is returning this year to a new location, Roosevelt Park and with even more to see and do. Bring the family and have fun in the HEB kids zone, learn about how to increase the efficiency of your home, not to mention all the info you need to go solar! We also plan to have tent talks including what to expect from the future of San Antonio Sustainability.

    Enjoy live music while sipping a beer and checking out some local food vendors. This year’s Solar Fest has it all!

    Stay tuned for more details but be sure to add it to your calendar!

    Interested in being a vendor or sponsor? Check out our Solar Fest Page here!

  • 2015 SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards

     SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards Luncheon 

    The City of San Antonio’s Office of Sustainability wants to invite you to the inaugural SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards Luncheon, an event showcasing breakthroughs and innovations addressing the three pillars of sustainability – social, economic and environmental. Previously known as the Green Building Awards, the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards spotlight the City of San Antonio’s SA Tomorrow initiative.

    The SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards will honor programs, projects and building structures that promote sustainability through engagement with the people who use it and the environment that surrounds it. The awards feature categories for new commercial and residential construction and retrofit projects as well as sustainability focused programs that reflect the core values of the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Plan.

    Winners will be announced at this special awards ceremony on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at the Carver Theater, 226 N Hackberry.

    SA Tomorrow is a three-plan approach to guide San Antonio toward smart, sustainable growth with efforts to preserve our resources and quality of life. The initiative aims to address issues of importance to the entire community including air and water quality, energy efficiency, transportation, jobs and housing through the following plans: the Comprehensive Plan, the Sustainability Plan and the Multimodal Transportation Plan.

    For more information on the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards, contact Douglas Melnick, Office of Sustainability at (210) 207-1721 or by email at douglas.melnick@sanantonio.gov.

    Purchase your tickets to attend below! Make sure to choose the number of tickets you want to purchase on the checkout page. Your ticket includes attendance at the awards ceremony as well as the networking style lunch that will follow directly after. Please Park Across the Street from the Carver to avoid being towed. 


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  • SA Tomorrow Sustainability Forum

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    INNOVATION.  SUSTAINABILITY.  SAN ANTONIO.

    You’re invited to San Antonio’s first ever Sustainability Forum!  This will be an interactive evening of local visionaries and community members planning today for a sustainable San Antonio tomorrow.

    June 23, 2015
    5:00 – 8:00
    In the Grotto of the Henry B. Gonzalez Center

    FREE Refreshments and FREE Parking in City Lots (Courtesy of Downtown Tuesday).  The first 100 people through the doors will be entered into a raffle toWIN an iPAD MINI!

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

    HAGA CLIC AQUI PARA REGISTRARSE EN ESPANOL!


    MORE ABOUT THE FORUM:

    The Sustainability Forum will provide a platform to learn about and help refine what sustainability means to San Antonio.  The ideas generated through this Forum, and other stakeholder and public engagement activities, will culminate into a robust, actionable Sustainability Plan.  As one of the three plans in development through the SA Tomorrow planning process, the Sustainability Plan will serve as the roadmap to the sustainable future envisioned through the SA2020 process.

    The City and its partners are designing this event to be innovative and fun with five distinct areas running concurrent activities and programs–

    • Sustainability in Action: A series of TEDx-style presentations and panel discussions that summarize existing activities and inspire further action.
    • Creative Brainstorming: Concurrent facilitated ideation sessions on how to meet the goals of the Sustainability Plan.
    • Speed Planning: Quick idea blasts on topics relevant to sustainability in San Antonio.  Participants rotate through a number of tables for 10 minutes each.
    • Sustainovation (Sustainability-Innovation) Tech Zone: This area will offer interactive polling, continuously stream previously recorded speaker presentations, and host other online engagement platforms.
    • Expo Hall: This area will house organizational partner and corporate sponsor information tables.

    If you require translation, accessibility services, or if you have questions about the Sustainability Forum, please contact SASustainability@KimLundgrenAssociates.

    Transportation Options:
    Parking
    The Convention Center Garage (Marina Garage), as-well-as downtown meters are free after 5pm.
    Marina Garage (210-207-8266)  At Bowie & Commerce, across the street from the main entrance to the Convention Center
    To obtain directions, click here.

    The E – New Free Downtown Circular VIA Bus
    The E is free!  It operates Tuesday-Saturday, 6pm to midnight and runs every 10 minutes.  This route provides frequent service to many downtown destinations including the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.  Passengers can board at any VIA stop with ‘The E’ logo.  Click here for a route map and VIA stop locations.

    Rio Water Taxi Service
    Looking for a cool way to get to the event?  Try the Rio Water Taxi service that stops at over 39 stops along the beautiful Riverwalk.
    One way ticket: $5.00
    Tickets are available on the Rio Taxi boat and online here

  • 2015 SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards

    SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards

    The City of San Antonio’s Office of Sustainability is excited to announce the inaugural SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards, an event showcasing breakthroughs and innovations addressing the three pillars of sustainability – social, economic and environmental. Previously known as the Green Building Awards, the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards spotlight the City of San Antonio’s SA Tomorrow initiative.

    The SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards will honor programs, projects and building structures that promote sustainability through engagement with the people who use it and the environment that surrounds it. The awards feature categories for new commercial and residential construction and retrofit projects. The City of San Antonio has expanded the timeframe of eligible projects and structures initiated or constructed between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2014.

    Nominations are now closed. Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at the Carver Theater, 226 N Hackberry.

    SA Tomorrow is a three-plan approach to guide San Antonio toward smart, sustainable growth with efforts to preserve our resources and quality of life. The initiative aims to address issues of importance to the entire community including air and water quality, energy efficiency, transportation, jobs and housing through the following plans: the Comprehensive Plan, the Sustainability Plan and the Multimodal Transportation Plan.

    For more information on the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards, contact Douglas Melnick, Office of Sustainability at (210) 207-1721 or by email at douglas.melnick@sanantonio.gov.

    Buy Tickets!